Cedar Snow Protection - Knowledgebase Question

Detroit, MI
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Question by jjaroslav
December 19, 1997
Do you have any suggestions for protecting our 6' white cedars from ice and snow bending/damage?

Answer from NGA
December 19, 1997
Start off by trying to remove the heavy snow from the branches. There are a few things you can do to further "winterize" your evergreens and protect them from heavy snow and harsh winds. In my opinion, if at all feasible, the best route to take is to install burlap wind screens to shelter the trees from the winter wind and snow drifts. I usually create a lean-to or tent-like structure. If your evergreens also suffers from windburn or desiccation, you can apply an antidesiccant spray before the first frost (which you may have missed) during a mild spell (40F and up).

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